WWE Hall of Famer and Raw general manager Mick Foley has a new blog up at his official Facebook profile talking about the use of “enhancement talent” (local wrestlers who appear, usually for one night only, to make full-time talent look good) on WWE television. The blog post is entitled “The Night I Met James Ellsworth”, who was a recent enhancement talent that appeared on Monday Night Raw to challenge Braun Strowman.
When I watched wrestling as a kid, “enhancement talent” was featured more often on TV. Some of my earliest matches were on WWE television as enhancement talent – going up against The British Bulldogs, The Killer Bees, Kamala and Hercules. As soon as I felt like I was getting the faintest whiff of recognition from the fans, I felt like it was time to stop appearing on #WWE TV for awhile. It would be 10 years before I returned to the company in a slightly larger role. Who was your favorite enhancement guy of all time – the guy who did the best job (literally) of making other guys look good.